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SDN Startup Raises $12 Million
News Analysis | 11/28/2014

Staffed by Stanford alumni with OpenFlow development experience, Forward Networks is the latest SDN startup to emerge.

Shaw, Cogeco Taking Care of Business
News Analysis | 11/28/2014

Two of Canada's largest cable operators ramp up their commercial services efforts as North American MSOs continue to pour resources into this rapidly growing sector.

Eurobites: Net Neutrality Rules in Limbo
News Analysis | 11/28/2014

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Hutchison stokes the UK mobile M&A firestorm; Vivendi closes SFR sale; snapshot of French broadband market.

CCAP Drives Cable Capex
News Analysis | 11/28/2014

In its latest report, Infonetics Research finds that DOCSIS channel shipments nearly doubled on a year-over-year basis in the third quarter, thanks mainly to higher spending on CCAP gear.

Could Li Ka-Shing Crash BT's M&A Party?
Shades of Ray | 11/28/2014

Hong Kong-based billionaire Li Ka-Shing is getting ready to start a mobile networks bidding war with BT, according to reports.

Huawei Preaches an 'Open' Gospel
News Analysis | 11/28/2014

'We're committed to open source, ok?'

Eurobites: Net Neutrality Battle Looms
News Analysis | 11/27/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google under the EU microscope; Alcatel-Lucent offloads optical R&D staff; Monitise raises GB pound 49.2 million; Ericsson deploys Packet Core in Egypt.

4K TV Shipments Surge After Slow Start
News Analysis | 11/27/2014

Samsung and LG Electronics are leading the way as shipments of UltraHD TV sets spike around the world, and especially in China.

AT&T to FCC: We Haven't Killed Broadband Rollout
News Analysis | 11/27/2014

In a letter to the FCC, AT&T says it needs clarification before it can assess new high-speed broadband rollout projects, but that existing commitments are safe.

TiVo Makes More Cable Gains
News Analysis | 11/27/2014

DVR pioneer enjoys another strong quarter of MSO subs gains and stabilizes retail subs losses as it surpasses 5 million total customers for the first time in its history.

Mid-Band's No Turkey! FCC Auction Tops $38B
News Analysis | 11/26/2014

And it is not done yet, the auction will resume on December 1.

HP Sees Networking Revenue Up Ahead of Split
News Analysis | 11/26/2014

Hewlett-Packard reported a slight increase in networking revenue in its fiscal fourth quarter as it prepares to split.

Seattle Warms Up for a Gig
News Analysis | 11/26/2014

A city once scorned by a public/private partnership gone sour is re-exploring its option for bringing gigabit services to its residents.

Comcast X1 DVR Goes on the Blink
News Analysis | 11/26/2014

Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, Comcast X1 users suffer a DVR outage.

Opera Builds App Store for Carriers
News Analysis | 11/26/2014

Operators looking for a new way to get a cut of mobile apps can white label the browser developer's subscription app store and offer unlimited downloads for a weekly fee.

Net Neutrality Even Mark Cuban Could Love
Wagner’s Ring | 11/26/2014

Transparency trumps one-size-fits-all regulations.

Eurobites: EU Mobilizes Billions for Broadband
News Analysis | 11/26/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT M&A developments at home and abroad; carrier aggregation in Austria; Vodafone overly generous with journalists' data.

Why 5G Is a Different Beast
News Analysis | 11/26/2014

What's being referred to as 5G is not just faster mobile broadband but a new way of thinking about connectivity and air interfaces.

For Thanksgiving: A Hotspot Logo Most Fowl
Jonestown | 11/26/2014

They didn't really think this through, did they...

New Juniper CEO Can Be Thankful for $14.5M
News Analysis | 11/25/2014

Rami Rahim's compensation package is smaller than his predecessor was eligible for.

From 4G to 5G: Alcatel-Lucent's Dave Geary
LRTV Interviews | 11/25/2014

Dave Geary, President of Wireless at Alcatel-Lucent, talks about the evolution of the 4G market, small cells, partnerships, 5G and the IoT.

Amazon Eyes Ad-Supported Video – NY Post
News Analysis | 11/25/2014

According to the New York Post, Amazon is developing a new ad-based online video service.

Eurobites: Rights Issue Raises €997M for Telekom Austria
News Analysis | 11/25/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Israeli firm claims battery breakthrough; ADVA encrypts in Luxembourg; why 'live' is nearly dead.

Poll: SDN, NFV Make Analytics Critical to OSS
News Analysis | 11/25/2014

More than half of the respondents in Light Reading's poll suggest operators' move to SDN and NFV will make data analytics more critical in the OSS layer.

Why BT + EE Makes More Sense
Shades of Ray | 11/25/2014

BT is talking to potential mobile M&A prey, and in my view EE makes more sense than O2 as a takeover target.

Broadband Reigns Supreme for Cable
News Analysis | 11/25/2014

Showing no signs of slowing down, broadband subscriber growth surged again in the third quarter for US cable companies, even as their video customer counts slipped again.

Brocade: Vyatta Controller 'Use Cases Are Crystallizing'
News Analysis | 11/25/2014

The 'New IP' helped drive a solid quarter for Brocade, which is seeing traction for its Vyatta controller.

OPNFV Does Telecom/Open Source 'Mind Meld'
News Analysis | 11/24/2014

This time, it's not something out of Star Trek – it's the real-world challenge of melding two realms together on the fly.

$35B+ Spectrum Auction Dings Verizon, Shines Dish
News Analysis | 11/24/2014

The FCC's AWS-3 mid-band spectrum auction now stands at $35.1 billion and is starting to affect financial ratings.

Ericsson & IBM: The Many Phases of 5G
News Analysis | 11/24/2014

Ericsson and IBM announce plans to work on phased-antenna arrays in anticipation of 5G arriving in 2020.

Congress Ends CableCARD Mandate
News Analysis | 11/24/2014

Both houses of Congress have passed the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act Reauthorization Act, which includes a rider that will end the CableCARD mandate.

Forget Bitcoin, Data Is Currency of the Future
Column | 11/24/2014

CSPs armed with real-time operational intelligence are uniquely positioned to realize the true monetary value of the new data economy.

Eurobites: BT in Talks to Buy O2
News Analysis | 11/24/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT's rivals get onto Ofcom; Netflix sued in France; T-Systems orchestrates data from the cloud.

Operators Should Block Ads to Get Their Cut, Startup Says
News Analysis | 11/24/2014

Israeli-based Shine wants to help operators block advertisers to get a cut of their revenues, which it says is legally sound and economically justified.

Cleveland Businesses to Get Fat Pipe
News Analysis | 11/21/2014

The city gets government funding to upgrade a municipal network to help support existing businesses and attract new ones.

Hey US! Here Comes Tech Mahindra
News Analysis | 11/21/2014

Acquisition gives Indian network services and software giant a play in the North American market, and it's banking on its software experience to make a difference.

Last Chapter (11) for Aereo
News Analysis | 11/21/2014

Five months after halting operations, online video streaming company Aereo has now filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, seemingly putting its story to bed.

Do You Have a 2020 Vision?
Column | 11/21/2014

Share your views on the next five years and find out what your peers think too.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia Close to Towers Sale
News Analysis | 11/21/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cable & Wireless & UK spooks; Nokia's traffic jam-buster; Scilly Isles get fibered up.

The New Wave of IP + Optical Integration
LRTV Interviews | 11/21/2014

At the Alcatel-Lucent Technology Symposium, Heavy Reading senior analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how SDN has reshaped the discussion around packet and optical integration.

Huawei Targets 4.5G Mobile by 2016
News Analysis | 11/21/2014

Chinese vendor is working on a '4.5G' mobile solution that can achieve 1Gbit/s throughput and deliver some 5G-like capabilities well ahead of 2020.

Intel Chief Defends Huge Mobile Losses
News Analysis | 11/21/2014

CEO Brian Krzanich says losses at its mobile group were necessary to gain market share, and talks up data center and IoT growth opportunities.

$38.3M: Ain't That a Kik in the SMS
Que Sera Sarah | 11/20/2014

OTT chat app Kik has raised $38.3M in funding and acquired a GIF maker, showing operators there are other ways to monetize chat than ads and fees.

OIF Advancing Transport SDN Agreements
News Analysis | 11/20/2014

New project will secure industry agreement on implementation ahead of standards to keep transport SDN moving forward.

Xfinity Home App Now On Comcast's X1 TV
News Analysis | 11/20/2014

The Comcast Xfinity Home app is now available on the TV screen for X1 subscribers.

Google, AT&T, BT Unite on Network Data Models
News Analysis | 11/20/2014

Informal collaboration in OpenConfig group with Microsoft yields key draft standard on BGP protocol and policy model, laying ground for future efforts.

IaaS: The Telco Tool for Business Growth
Column | 11/20/2014

The complexity of cloud service sourcing will boost demand for infrastructure-as-a-service.

Calient Controller Aims to Tame 'Elephant' Flows
News Analysis | 11/20/2014

Controller allows super-sized data center traffic flows to be switched over optical topology.

Eurobites: Telefónica Hooks Up to Equinix
News Analysis | 11/20/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu takes to the skies; Ericsson trials WiFi in Turkey; Vodafone fears cost of TV content.

Verizon Advances SDN Strategy With Bare-Metal Bet
News Analysis | 11/20/2014

The company is in the early days of significant proof-of-concept trials with Pica8 and Cumulus.

Altiostar's C-RAN Steps Into the Light, Junks Dark Fiber
News Analysis | 11/20/2014

Altiostar emerges from stealth with a Cloud-RAN system that uses Ethernet rather than dark fiber for 'fronthaul' connectivity.

IoT Analytics Still Uncharted Territory
News Analysis | 11/20/2014

Light Reading's live chat with the TM Forum suggests operators see the value in IoT analytics, but they are still working through the basic challenges of big data before they can get started.

Unearthing a Gigabit Economy in Wyoming
News Analysis | 11/19/2014

Silver Star Communications focuses on businesses with a gigabit network deployment in western Wyoming.

Comcast Takes Ethernet Everywhere
News Analysis | 11/19/2014

Comcast is readying a new Ethernet @Home service that will extend Ethernet connectivity from office locations to teleworkers at home.

RAD Pushes Distributed NFV Forward
News Analysis | 11/19/2014

A year after launching its strategy, equipment vendor sees progress on making the premises the first beachhead for NFV.

Koch to Acquire Embattled Oplink
News Analysis | 11/19/2014

Amid battles with two activist shareholders, Oplink sells out to Koch, will be managed by Molex.

More Cable Operators Go Gigabit
News Analysis | 11/19/2014

MidContinent Communications and Wave Broadband have joined the growing cable stampede to roll out gigabit services for broadband customers.

Basil Alwan Interview: The Road to Cloud
LRTV Interviews | 11/19/2014

Alcatel-Lucent's head of IP and Transport talks about the migration towards a web-like networking environment, the impact of the cloud, SDN and NFV, and the yet-to-be-announced FP4 chip.

FairPoint Makes a Fair Point About Analytics
LRTV Documentaries | 11/19/2014

The US-based communication service provider gets to grips with advanced analytics, tackling data and breaking down the silos within its own business.

Eurobites: Russia's MegaFon Plans 5G Trial in 2018
News Analysis | 11/19/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Jolla crowdsources a tablet; net neutrality wobble in EU; Israeli market opens up.

Pics: Verizon's Chicago Destination Store
Slide Shows | 11/19/2014

Verizon's hoping its new digs on Chicago's famed Michigan Avenue will become a destination for visitors wanting to relax, play and hopefully purchase wireless goodies.

Bell Labs Chief Slams 'Toy' Networks
News Analysis | 11/19/2014

Web giants are trivializing networks with their drone and balloon plans, says Marcus Weldon.

Analytics Lets C Spire Get to Know Subs
LRTV Documentaries | 11/19/2014

It's all about the data for US operator C Spire as it uses analytics to personalize its customer service down to individual subscribers.

FCC's AWS-3 Auction Tops $14B
News Analysis | 11/18/2014

The FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction busts through its $10B reserve.

Grande Unfazed in Crowded Gigabit Market
News Analysis | 11/18/2014

Even as many larger entities ready their networks to deliver gigabit speeds to Austin, Grande Communications remains confident.

Mavenir's Stoke Buy: Cheap at Twice the Price?
News Analysis | 11/18/2014

Mavenir is shelling out just less than $5 million in cash and debt for Stoke, a company that grabbed $92M in VC funding in under a decade.

It's Groundhog Day! Security Lessons From the Bill Murray Movie
Column | 11/18/2014

Automation saves you from repeating the same things over and over again.

RCN Takes Aim at TWC in NYC
News Analysis | 11/18/2014

RCN plans to boost its top speed tier in New York City to 330 Mbit/s, nudging out Time Warner Cable's new maximum speed tier of 300 Mbit/s.

Verizon Aims Big Data at Data Threats
News Analysis | 11/18/2014

New analysis tools will comb customer usage logs for threat possibilities and give enterprises ability to search their own data usage too.

Did Nokia Really Just Launch a Tablet?
News Analysis | 11/18/2014

Yes and no. The Finnish company is getting back into the consumer devices market by proxy with a tablet that signals a smart use of its patents, a move signaled by the CEO last week.

More Executive Shake-Ups at Sprint
News Analysis | 11/18/2014

New CEO Marcelo Claure is continuing his C-level shake-up, welcoming executives to newly created positions and saying goodbye to those deemed responsible for its 'Framily' failure.

The Many Faces of 5G
News Analysis | 11/18/2014

An NYU Wireless expert expects 5G to support multiple radio interafces while maintaining some captability with existing 4G technology.

Eurobites: Nokia Re-enters Consumer Fray
News Analysis | 11/18/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT spreads cloud across Middle East and Africa; AlcaLu claims cost savings with new edge router.

Bleeding Continues for US Pay-TV Operators
News Analysis | 11/18/2014

In its latest report, Leichtman Research Group finds that US pay-TV providers lost 150,000 video subscribers in the third quarter, making it the industry's worst Q3 evaaahhh.

Nuage Branches Out With SDN: CEO Interview
LRTV Interviews | 11/17/2014

Sunil Khandekar, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent's SDN-focused unit Nuage Networks, talks about the opportunities and challenges of breaking out of the data center into wide-area networks.

'Top 3' Hackers Take Comcast/NBCU Prize
News Analysis | 11/17/2014

Comcast and NBCU have closed out their second hackathon with the grand prize going to the team behind a new application called 'Top 3 I Want To See.'

Live Chat: Small Sensors, Big Data Analytics
Que Sera Sarah | 11/17/2014

Join us Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. EST for a live chat with TM Forum's Rebecca Sendel and Rob Rich about how operators are approaching big data analytics for the growing Internet of Things.

Geek Alert: CenturyLink, Infinera Take Terabit Network to SC14
News Analysis | 11/17/2014

Telecom service provider leverages new ultra-long-haul network to deploy multiple 100-Gig wavelengths to SC14 network in New Orleans.

Nokia Ups Guidance But Investors Take Fright
News Analysis | 11/17/2014

Nokia is confident that it can develop its Networks business and win market share, but talk of a 'flattish' market causes jitters.

Eurobites: BT Rules Out Global Services Sale
News Analysis | 11/17/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei does deal on small cell sites; Telkom profits slump; France becoming R&D magnet.

Terabit in Action at SC14
Column | 11/17/2014

Terabit Demonstrator Project to be unveiled at SC14 in New Orleans.

Subsea Market Lures New Cast of Characters
News Analysis | 11/14/2014

Google and its Web cohorts appear increasingly set to join the ranks of submarine cable investors.

New Streaming Video Group Emerges
News Analysis | 11/14/2014

Content providers, service providers and vendors form the Streaming Video Alliance to tackle tech issues affecting online video delivery together.

Telecom Analytics Grows Up
Que Sera Sarah | 11/14/2014

The big data analytics debate has moved on from a year ago, with some experts suggesting it's no longer a technology challenge.

'Job Security' Biggest SDN Security Challenge
Wagner’s Ring | 11/14/2014

Shifting paradigms leave network operators scrambling.

Alcatel-Lucent: Back From the Brink
LRTV Documentaries | 11/14/2014

Alcatel-Lucent has bounced back from near bankruptcy 20 months ago to a much sunnier outlook, enjoying life again and spreading some love...

Cox Whips Up Western WiFi
News Analysis | 11/14/2014

Cox announces the deployment of more than 500 WiFi hotspots in the Phoenix area, just weeks after launching 1-Gig broadband service in its Arizona stronghold.

AlcaLu Gets Jiggy With Another Chip Firm
News Analysis | 11/14/2014

Partnership program extends to yet another chip firm as Alcatel-Lucent looks to further extend its virtualization strategy.

Eurobites: BT Plans to Close Wholesale Division
News Analysis | 11/14/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia Networks ups its margin targets; Bouygues Telecom flatlines; UK 4G speeds surveyed.

Mavenir Buys Stoke for Security, Small Cell
News Analysis | 11/14/2014

The buy also gets Mavenir high-profile Asian customers like NTT DoCoMo and SoftBank.

Sony Goes OTT With PlayStation Vue
News Analysis | 11/13/2014

Sony has unveiled its long-awaited OTT service, PlayStation Vue, but several key details, including pricing, are still missing.

AT&T GigaPower Awaits Regulatory Resolution
News Analysis | 11/13/2014

The carrier says it will 'pause' expansion of its gigabit network until the debate over net neutrality is decided.

Bell Mobility's Analytical Makeover
Que Sera Sarah | 11/13/2014

With help from SevOne, the Canadian operator gained valuable visibility into its network. Now, it's tackling the challenge of internal silos.

Nokia, HP Stack Their Cloud NFV Bets
News Analysis | 11/13/2014

Nokia and HP are pursuing a carrier-grade cloud solution using Nokia's NFV tech and HP's OpenStack platform.

ONF Expands OpenFlow Compliance Testing
News Analysis | 11/13/2014

The ONF is looking to make it easier for carriers to find OpenFlow-compliant hardware and software, as well as help labs make money.

Google Fiber Means Business in KC
News Analysis | 11/13/2014

Google unit revs up commercial services effort in Kansas City area with new fiber-access program designed to deliver gigabit speeds for small businesses.

Eurobites: Ericsson Plans $1.2B in Cuts
News Analysis | 11/13/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre's dark fiber backhaul deal; Sky completes European acquisitions, tweaks name; drones latest!

Cisco Busts Slump Despite Carrier Slowdown
News Analysis | 11/12/2014

Cisco saw 1% year-over-year revenue growth, but carrier revenue is still down 10%.

Cisco's Chambers: Title II Net Neutrality Talk Already Hurting
News Analysis | 11/12/2014

Title II common carrier classification for service providers would slow down broadband buildout at a time when the US is just catching up, says Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers.

CEM Becoming Big Data Analytics Star
News Analysis | 11/12/2014

As companies attempt to become more customer-focused, CEM is becoming the most requested use of analytics platforms, Amdocs and others say.

Colt-KVH: A Hook-Up Bound to Happen
Rewired | 11/12/2014

But what took them so long?

Small ISP Expands Seattle Gigabit Network
News Analysis | 11/12/2014

CondoInternet moves beyond its business and MDU roots to expand its FTTH network to more Seattle residents.

WebNMS Tackles Telco Silos
News Analysis | 11/12/2014

Its new Symphony Orchestration Platform aims at automating network management on a multi-vendor, multi-layer basis that includes NFV & SDN.

Wheeler: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
News Analysis | 11/12/2014

Reports suggest FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler would like a more nuanced approach to net neutrality than the one that President Obama has proposed.

Analyze This! Telecom Analytics World in Pics
Slide Shows | 11/12/2014

Check out a few pictures of the day's speakers, panels, crowds and, of course, food.

Mimosa's Speedy, Sticky City WiFi Concentrator
News Analysis | 11/12/2014

Mimosa eyes urban WiFi with a signal concentrator that uses its Massive MIMO tech to deliver up to 500 Mbit/s indoors.

Play It Again! thePlatform Turns TV Into VoD
News Analysis | 11/12/2014

thePlatform has launched mpx Replay, a solution for transforming linear TV content into a multiscreen VoD asset for cable delivery immediately after broadcast.

Alcatel-Lucent Joins Virtual Router Race
News Analysis | 11/12/2014

In Juniper's slipstream, Alcatel-Lucent revs up its virtual router engine and – guess what? It claims it's already in pole position...

Nuage Looks to Help Carriers Drive Downmarket With SDN
News Analysis | 11/12/2014

Virtualized Network Services lets service providers connect small offices without needing to configure expensive proprietary equipment.

Eurobites: Colt to Buy Asia-Pac Stablemate
News Analysis | 11/12/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica slows revenue decline; Deutsche Telekom launches investment mega-fund; ETNO plants a flag.

Is SDN Vendor Netsocket Dead?
News Analysis | 11/11/2014

The SDN vendor has laid off half its staff, according to reports, and nobody is answering the phones.

Level 3 Focuses First on Streamlined Sales
News Analysis | 11/11/2014

As it integrates the multi-billion dollar tw telecom deal, Level 3 wants its customer-facing teams ready to run.

Comms in Space! Musk Plans Micro-Satellites, Google Leases NASA's Moffett Field
News Analysis | 11/11/2014

Elon Musk confirms fleets of tiny satellites as SpaceX's high-altitude Internet connectivity play, while Google rents Hangar One from NASA.

AT&T: Big Data Hype Confuses Executives
News Analysis | 11/11/2014

Technology is a non-issue, says AT&T's lead for big data in IoT; the big challenges are in tempering hype for C-level executives and pulling tangible results from the data.

Canoe Floats Its 10 Billionth Ad
News Analysis | 11/11/2014

Canoe Ventures has now dynamically inserted 10 billion ads into VoD programming.

KORE, RacoWireless Become IoT Powerhouse
News Analysis | 11/11/2014

A roll-up of two Internet of Things MVNOs creates a services organization with strong ties to global carriers.

BT's 'Third Way' for NFV
LRTV Interviews | 11/11/2014

BT's director of research and technology, Chris Bilton, taks about the 'third way' in which network operators can manage their next-generation assets in a world of SDN and NFV.

Applying 5 Simple 'Rules' to SDN & NFV
Column | 11/11/2014

We can take these five rules and apply them to SDN and NFV to see if these two technologies make sense for cable, starting with Rule 1 in this post.

Utility-Backed Gigabit is Going to Jackson
News Analysis | 11/11/2014

Jackson Energy Authority upgrades its FTTH network to bring a gig to residents – and, it hopes, more business investment to Jackson.

Eurobites: Vodafone Unveils UK Quad-Play Plans
News Analysis | 11/11/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Oi rejects dos Santos bid; happy TalkTalk; KPN ditches set-top box.

Mobile Operators Least Prepared for NFV
News Analysis | 11/11/2014

With competitive pressures less intense and the business models not so clear, mobile operators appear to be the least advanced in terms of preparing for NFV.

The New Voice of Customers Online
Column | 11/11/2014

The digital world is changing how telcos receive customer feedback, requiring new tools for listening, understanding and responding.

NFV, SDN Is a Catalyst for OSS Rethink
News Analysis | 11/11/2014

The introduction of virtualized functions into telco networks is a real opportunity for a re-evaluation of OSS systems – but quite how much of a revamp can be achieved is another matter.

AT&T's In-Flight WiFi Plans Won't Take Off
News Analysis | 11/10/2014

AT&T won't be taking to the friendly skies to compete against Gogo with in-flight LTE-powered WiFi.

Turmoil at Juniper as CEO Quits
News Analysis | 11/10/2014

Holy moly! Juniper Networks CEO Shaygan Kheradpir quits following review by the vendor's board of his leadership and his conduct with a customer.

Senators Move to Keep CableCARD Alive
News Analysis | 11/10/2014

Sen. Richard Blumenthal has joined Sen. Ed Markey in arguing that the CableCARD mandate should not be eliminated as part of the reauthorization of the STAVRA bill.

AT&T's Mexican Capex Dance
News Analysis | 11/10/2014

AT&T's $2.5B splurge on Mexican operator Iusacell means it needs to keep a tighter grip on capital expenditure in 2015.

Obama Backs Net Neutrality, Stuns Industry
News Analysis | 11/10/2014

Making his stand quite clear, President Obama urged the FCC to adopt strong net neutrality rules for both wireline and wireless providers, including the highly contentious Title II regulations for broadband service.

Colt Evolves Its OSS for SDN, NFV
LRTV Interviews | 11/10/2014

With SDN experience already under its belt, Colt is looking to evolve its management systems to adapt to a hybrid environment of physical and virtual capabilities.

Sifting Through the Data
Column | 11/10/2014

Analytics can help communications service providers better understand their customers and develop revenue-generating services.

Eurobites: Telefónica Looks to Offload China Stake
News Analysis | 11/10/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone under pressure from activist hedge fund; Germany's termination fees plan face EC scrutiny; BT in broadband marketing offensive.

Managing OTT Traffic in the SDN/NFV Future
Column | 11/10/2014

Network operators need to adopt a new way of thinking in order to benefit from SDN and NFV.

Cyan Seeks Funding in SDN Squeeze
News Analysis | 11/7/2014

Cyan needs a little money to get by as it waits for a number of SDN trials to turn into revenue.

Suddenlink: We Still Love Video
News Analysis | 11/7/2014

Despite its dump of Viacom channels and bigger emphasis on broadband, Suddenlink insists that it remains committed to the pay-TV business.

Colorado Cities Green-Light Muni Broadband
News Analysis | 11/7/2014

Local residents in seven Colorado communities vote to overturn the state's ban on municipal networks.

Pics From OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV
Slide Shows | 11/7/2014

We told you OSS was hot!! Pics of the crowds and speakers at the Light Reading OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV event in London.

Juniper Searches for Virtual Growth
News Analysis | 11/7/2014

Under-fire Juniper bets on virtualization bearing fruit.

NGNC: Traffic Boom Drives Flexible Networks
News Analysis | 11/7/2014

As carriers require more from networks, vendors hustle to keep up.

Eurobites: Slim Fattens Up Telekom Austria
News Analysis | 11/7/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom consults on spectrum release; Telecom Italia earnings slip; Swiss sign up to net neutrality.

Cablevision Battles More Sub Drops
News Analysis | 11/7/2014

Fifth-biggest US MSO boosts revenue through rate hikes despite losing bunches of subscribers across the board for the second straight quarter.

Intersec Nabs $20M for Mobile's Big Data
News Analysis | 11/7/2014

Analytics company wants to expand in the US, helping operators optimize their networks and offer their customers better targeted location-based services.

Arista's Q3: Smooth Not Lumpy With the Cloud Titans
News Analysis | 11/6/2014

But analysts examine how reliant the data center switch company is on 'cloud titan' Microsoft as its major customer.

NGNC 2014: Orange's 5-Year Virtual View
News Analysis | 11/6/2014

NFV will lead the way in early deployments in 2H15, suggests Orange Silicon Valley's Christos Kolias.

The Impact of NFV & SDN on OSS
LRTV Documentaries | 11/6/2014

In the OSS arena, change is gonna come....

Colt: NFV Can't Be Backward Step
News Analysis | 11/6/2014

Virtualization pioneer needs NFV to maintain the automatic correlation between faults and affected services.

Shomi & Showtime & Sony, Oh My!
News Analysis | 11/6/2014

Online streaming service shomi has entered beta in Canada; Showtime will likely go over the top in 2015; and Sony has new programming deals in place for its planned OTT offering.

CEM's New Hard Rules & Soft Skills
LRTV Documentaries | 11/6/2014

Nokia's Head of CEM and Women in Telecom speaker Jane Rygaard discusses customer experience management in a social media-driven world and why women are well suited to tackle the challenges it brings.

Highlighting 5 OSS Strategies for NFV/SDN
News Analysis | 11/6/2014

Heavy Reading breaks down the varied approaches NTT Communications, AT&T, EE, BT and Colt are taking to adapt their OSS for SDN and NFV.

Eurobites: Vodafone Eyes Italian Prize
News Analysis | 11/6/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom Q3 numbers; TV soccer victory for BT; Liberty completes tender offer for Ziggo.

Juniper Launches Virtual Routers, DevOps Capabilities
News Analysis | 11/6/2014

Juniper is looking to meet carriers' needs for equipment that scales down as well as up.

Pics: Women in Telecom Take London
News Analysis | 11/6/2014

TM Forum's Annie Turner, Nokia's Jane Rygaard and Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell join Light Reading to discuss how to move beyond technology for technology's sake.

OTT Alert: Dish Still Aiming for 2014
News Analysis | 11/5/2014

Dish is on track to launch its new OTT video service before the end of the year.

Big Changes at Cisco's Engineering Org
Wagner’s Ring | 11/5/2014

The 25,000-person organization is... reorganizing! It's all part of a fundamental shift in industry technology.

Arris: Media M&A Will Mar Q4 Results
News Analysis | 11/5/2014

Cable/telco equipment supplier enjoys another strong quarter of revenue growth but still envisions rough patch in fourth quarter because of the two big pay-TV mergers in the works.

Eurobites: 5G Consortium Sets Out Its Vision
News Analysis | 11/5/2014

Fireworks a-plenty in today's EMEA regional roundup, including: Nokia's Saudi win; Ericsson's OpenStack breakthrough; AlcaLu sells cyber-security business to Thales; fiber-to-the-Yorkshireman; Interoute expands in Germany.

SDN: A Leveler for CSPs
Column | 11/5/2014

SDN will enable Tier 2 and Tier 3 service providers to compete more effectively with the current incumbents.

Ericsson CTO: 5G Needs Broad Brush
News Analysis | 11/5/2014

5G is too big to be defined by a single radio interface, Ericsson CTO suggests.

Analytics in a World of SDN, NFV & IoT
News Analysis | 11/5/2014

Heavy Reading analyst Ari Banerjee shares his thoughts on the analytics market, from its key players to its key challenges.

Pacnet Adds Key Chinese Data Center
News Analysis | 11/5/2014

New facility in Tianjin has direct fiber connection to Beijing and state-of-the-art features for Chinese digital media firms and multinationals.

Ericsson Sets Its Sights Outside Telecom
News Analysis | 11/5/2014

CEO set to outline its efforts to expand into non-telecom sectors during upcoming Capital Markets Day presentations.

Google Adds Shot of Fiber to Starbucks
News Analysis | 11/4/2014

A Starbucks coffee shop in Kansas City is the first store in the chain to get connected to Google Fiber.

Google Teams With Carriers for Cloud Interconnect
News Analysis | 11/4/2014

Google is working with a half-dozen carrier partners to build direct connections between enterprise customers and Google Cloud Platform.

CableOne Shrugs Off Video Losses
News Analysis | 11/4/2014

After losing 15% of its video subs in the last 12 months, US MSO says that's no big deal because its expenses are down and its profits are up.

AT&T to Fill Google's Gigabit Void in Kansas
News Analysis | 11/4/2014

Google Fiber backs out of plans to deploy a gigabit network in Leawood, while AT&T steps up its plans in the market.

CenturyLink Goes Behind the Great Firewall
News Analysis | 11/4/2014

Customer demand makes China a real opportunity for US operator.

ON.Lab Intros Open Source SDN OS
News Analysis | 11/4/2014

It's designed to facilitate service provider migration to white box networks.

Eurobites: Nokia Revamps, AlcaLu Buys Subsea Specialist
News Analysis | 11/4/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad boss says 'non' to Bouygues buy; Com Hem revenues up; Tele2 beefs up M2M offer.

Sprint to Cut 2,000 More Jobs
News Analysis | 11/3/2014

New CEO says that 'more changes are coming' for the management team too.

Verizon, AT&T Plan VoLTE Harmony in 2015
News Analysis | 11/3/2014

Carriers are working with the GSMA to achieve VoLTE interoperability between their networks, so they can turn their attention to more advanced calling features.

Telcos 'Asleep at the Wheel' on Big Data
News Analysis | 11/3/2014

Communications service providers haven't got their act together when it comes to gaining a financial edge from the data at their fingertips, says expert.

ETSI's NFV Group Staying True to Its Purpose
News Analysis | 11/3/2014

Critics want more from the ETSI NFV ISG, but its chair says there are reasons to stick to its scope and work more closely with other industry bodies.

For Sprint, IoT Is All Business
News Analysis | 11/3/2014

The carrier takes a customized, SMB-focused approach to enabling the Internet of Things (IoT) – meet the connected cow and beer tap...

Poll: LTE-Advanced Not Yet Having an Impact
News Analysis | 11/3/2014

LTE-Advanced may be deployed by 21 operators across the globe, but mobile users aren't yet feeling the effects of it – at least not they are aware of.

Verizon Drops Its Quantum Router, Hints at IoT
News Analysis | 11/3/2014

Verizon has launched a new high-powered Quantum gateway router, which was developed in partnership with IoT company Greenwave Systems.

Bit Parts: NetScout, JDSU Hint at M&A Wave
News Analysis | 11/3/2014

NetScout buys some Danaher assets, and JDSU's spin-offs look ready to buy as more M&A is expected in the optical components arena.

Midokura Open Sources Its Virtual Network
News Analysis | 11/3/2014

Midokura says it's got the cure for the fractured OpenStack Neutron blues.

Rovi Takes Fanhattan
News Analysis | 11/3/2014

Rovi is buying startup Fanhattan, maker of cloud-based content discovery apps and the Fan TV platform with its bundled set-top, motion-sensitive remote control and slick UI.

Defining Big Data & Telco Analytics
Que Sera Sarah | 11/3/2014

It's telco analytics month at Light Reading, which means we'll be focusing on how telcos are mining analytics, using them and monetizing them.

Eurobites: Altice Bids $8.8B for Portugal Telecom
News Analysis | 11/3/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Europe leads in WiFi, but not for much longer; Nigerian towers group raises $2.6 billion; Telecom Egypt starts engine on Vodafone stake sale.

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